Kelly’s Directory 1933

This extract from Kellys directory of 1933 for Chrishall shows the first appearance of telephone numbers (T N) in the directory.  (It is also interesting that Mr Crocker felt he could advertise “any make of car supplied”!) We know quite a bit about the...

Saffron Walden Year Book 1886

The following is an extract from the Saffron Walden Year book which can be seen in Saffron Walden Town Library.  From around 1886 the year books included sections on local villages and either heads of households or those in business in the village.  I love how the...

Saffron Walden Year Book 1949/1950

An extract from the Saffron Walden and District Year Book of 1949/1950.  Included here is the introduction to the Chrishall section and a list of those who were running businesses or had a profession, in the village at the time. The ancient name of this village was...

Saffron Walden & North Essex Directory 1888

The Saffron Walden & North Essex Directory 1888 – CHRISHALL. A scattered parish, 7 miles west of Saffron Walden. Area 2,699 acres; rateable value, 3,014 1s 6d; population in1881, 572. Letters arrive from Royston at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m ; despatched at 5 p.m....

White’s Directory 1848

White’s Directory of Essex 1848 “CHRISHALL is a village and parish among the hills bordering upon Herfordshire and Cambridgeshire, 7 miles W. of Saffron Walden. It contains 521 souls, and 2694 acres of land. In some old records, it is variously called...

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1842

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of England (published 1842): “CHRISHALL (HOLY TRINITY), a parish in the union of Saffron-Walden, hundred of UTTLESFORD, N. Division of the county of Essex, 7 miles (E) from Royston; containing 521 inhabitants. The parish...
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